Demonstrating Commitment and Passion on the Field and Beyond


 

Each week, Beck’s recognizes high school athletes who demonstrate that they are a Player with Heart. At Beck’s, we are and will remain, Farmers at Heart.

 

View Iowa’s 2023 Players with Heart Below!

Jesse Jones – Sumner, IA

Jesse Jones was nominated as Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is being around friends and teammates as well as getting to be a leader to the younger athletes. To Jesse, agriculture is about growth. When growing crops and raising livestock, there is always new science and research that farmers need to adapt to. He is involved in football, wrestling, track, S.W.A.T., cougar leadership, strength and conditioning, FFA, special shop crew, NHS, 4-H, church group and several community activities. Jesse’s future plans are to go to NICC for the John Deere Tech program and continue to work on his families farm.

Abram Edwards – Winfield, IA

Abram Edwards was nominated as Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the relationships created with teammates. To Abram, agriculture is about serving. Abram serves in a local food drive to help provide for the community. He is involved in various sports and he is on his school’s yearbook staff. Abram’s future plans are to attend Army West Point and play football.

Lukas Vance – Floyd, IA

Lukas Vance was nominated as Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is that anyone can join and have fun with their team members. To Lukas, agriculture is about hard work that is worth doing. He is involved in FFA, cross country, track and field and he volunteers in the community when he can. Lukas’ future plans are to attend NIACC for two years and then transfer to Iowa State University to major in animal science, particularly in poultry, because he loves chickens.

Violet Bode – Algona, IA

Violet Bode was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the relationships made with teammates. During the season, teammates spend so much time together through practice, bus rides, games, wins and losses, which creates an amazing comradery. To Violet, agriculture is a way to take pride in helping the community. Her family grows acres of vegetables and pumpkins, along with corn and beans. There are so many different branches of agriculture, all of which are helpful to farmers and civilians alike. Violet is involved in volleyball, track and field, softball, dance team, choir, band, drama, DECA, group and individual speech, quiz bowl, Bear Facts Radio Show and student council. She also volunteers to package meals for Haiti and Mississippi, helps at Softball Academy for young players, Toys for Tots and many more community events. Her future plans are to attend Iowa State University and major in sociology, working towards a career in human resources.

Jaxson Lindgren – Kingsley, IA

Jaxson Lindgren was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the brotherhood that is created with teammates. Through the highs and lows, the wins and losses, you always have teammates beside you. To Jaxson, agriculture means feeding America. Many people don’t realize what farmers do or go through for our country. He is involved in football, golf, FFA, student council and 4-H. He also helps with the KCAC breakfast, builds beds for Sleep In Heavenly Peace, helps with Feed the Farmers and helps at the soup kitchen. His future plans are to attend a 4-year school majoring in animal science and minoring in feed nutrition.

Wyatt Rosenmeyer – Wesley, IA

Wyatt Rosenmeyer was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is making memories with friends that he grew up with. To Wyatt, agriculture is the backbone of America. It has made him who he is today. Agriculture is about hard work, dedication and respect. He is involved in football, wrestling, weightlifting, trap shooting, FFA, campus ministry, 4-H, Prairie Future Farmers, Kossuth County Drift Skippers Snowmobile Club, St. Joseph Catholic Church-Wesley and various community projects. His future plans are to go to college and continue to farm and be involved in the beef industry.

Lily Randall – Keswick, IA

Lily Randall was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is being able to stay active and compete with her best friends. To Lily, agriculture is an opportunity to learn and experience things that will help you throughout life. It is important because it involves people working hard to feed others. She is involved in FFA, sports, speech, church group, coaches youth volleyball and volunteers at the local food pantry. Her future plans are currently undecided.

Cam Buffington – Winfield, IA

Cam Buffington was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the bond he has created with his teammates. For Cam, agriculture means working with his animals and helping farmers. Cam is involved in football, basketball, track, 4-H and NHS. After high school, Cam hopes to play football at the University of Iowa.

Morgan Kelly – Algona, IA

Morgan Kelly was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the course. Her favorite thing about high school sports is getting to be part of a team and accomplishing goals as a team. Agriculture means everything to Morgan. She wouldn’t be the person she is today without it and has learned a lot of life lessons through the challenges she’s faced in agriculture. Morgan is involved in golf, cheer, FFA, NHS, and student senate, and she has participated in many community activities through her church youth group. After graduation, Morgan plans to attend Iowa State University to major in animal science on the pre-vet track.

Katrina Hageman – Ossian, IA

Katrina Hageman was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite thing about high school sports is the drive to get better. She recognizes the effort it takes to succeed and grow more each year. Agriculture has shaped Katrina into the person she is today. Growing up in agriculture, Katrina has learned life skills and responsibilities and made connections that will help her in her future. Katrina is involved in volleyball, golf, FFA, student government, NHS, and completed the Purple Cord Volunteer Program. She has also been apart of many community activities through 4-H and the county fair, is active in her church youth group, and helps coach the eighth grade volleyball team. Katrina plans to attend Iowa State University and major in ag communications. She would like to become a digital marketer for an agricultural company after college.

Danika deBuhr – Rockford, IA

Danika DeBuhr was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite thing about high school sports is the competition and pushing herself to be the best she can be, even in the off season. For Danika, agriculture is a family tradition, something her family has been involved in for generations. She’s helped on the farm since she was little. Danika is involved in volleyball, golf, softball, basketball, track, FFA, student council, yearbook, TAG program, and is the cornhole champion in her P.E. class. She also volunteers are numerous events around her community. After graduation, Danika hopes to pursue a career in agriculture.

Will Adam – Richland, IA

Will Adam was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is getting to play with friends and doing things they love together. He also loves being able to represent his school and community. To Will, agriculture is how the world is getting fed. From the giant fields of corn and soybeans to the pastures of cattle, he says he’s very fortunate to have grown up with agriculture in his family. Will is involved in football, basketball, track, baseball and FFA.  He is also involved in his church as well as helps with various youth sporting events. Will’s future plans are to do something that involves working with animals.

Aiden Sullivan – Nashua, IA

Aiden Sullivan was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the court. His favorite part about high school sports is having the opportunity to compete and get better every day. High school sports require a lot of effort and teach time management, communication, leadership and many other valuable life skills. To Aiden, agriculture expands to beyond farming and production. It is in everything we see from trucking, to marketing, to the food on our tables. Aiden is involved in football, wrestling, FFA, world food prize, marching band drum major, jazz band, NHS, 4-H, county council, youth development committee, auction committee and Suhr Dairy Farm tours. His future plans are to attend West Point to major in mechanical engineering.

Wyatt Surman – Chelsea, IA

Wyatt Surman was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the teamwork and how sports create a family among the teammates and the players. To Wyatt, agriculture means everything to him since he grew up with horses and has always been around cattle. His dad really brought him into this industry since he works in a packing plant. No matter what Wyatt does, he always ends up in agriculture. He is involved in football, FFA, Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team and Feed the Farmers. Wyatt’s future plans are to attend Texas A&M for Agribusiness to further his knowledge on the business side to build up his own auction company.

Evan Timmerman – Nodaway, IA

Evan Timmerman was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the court. His favorite part about high school sports is the life lessons they provide. Evan has become a better leader because of sports and has learned better communication skills. To Evan, agriculture means a lot to his family. It’s all about growing crops and raising animals to provide food for people. He is involved in FBLA, FFA, FCA, student council, football and tennis. Evan’s future plans are to attend a flight school.

Carlynn Fuhrman – Cleghorn, IA

Carly Fuhrman was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite thing about high school sports is spending time with her friends and being supported by her community. Carly is involved in basketball, volleyball, softball, 4-H, FFA and speech. She also helps with youth sports camps and refereeing, Annual Ag Day for elementary students, church, Cherokee County fair and 4-H community service projects. Carly has been highly involved in agriculture since a very young age. Because of her agricultural experiences, which includes raising cattle and horses, and how close she is with her family while farming, Carly has realized she wants her future to be on the family farm. After graduation, she will attend Iowa State University for a degree in Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine, then go on to vet school and specialize in large animal veterinary. After she’s done with school, she wants to come back to Cherokee County for her career and life on the farm.

Maesa Cleveringa – Doon, IA

Maesa Cleveringa was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite things about high school sports are being able to play with her friends and making memories. To Maesa, agriculture means we are called to take care of the crops and animals that God blesses us with. Agriculture gives us reason to care more about this earth and take care of it. Maesa is involved in softball, volleyball, basketball, and choir and helps with summer Bible camp and the nursery at church. Maesa has not decided what she plans to do after high school yet.

Colton Harken – Aplington, IA

Colton Harken was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite things about high school sports are the friendships and memories made while competing. To Colton, agriculture is a way of life. He has been around agriculture his whole life and loves doing it every day. Colton is involved in football, wrestling, track, FFA, 4-H and youth group. After high school, Colton plans to attend college and then pursue a career in agriculture.

Caleb Lentz – Plainfield, IA

Caleb Lentz was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is being part of a team. He also loves that sports have taught him teamwork, leadership and a hard work ethic. Growing up on a farm has taught Caleb that life will not always be easy, but with hard work and determination, you can accomplish anything. Caleb is involved in a lot of school activities including cross country, track, band, football, FFA, NHS, Husky Leadership Team and others, while also being involved in various community activities. After graduating, Caleb plans to start at a community college and then transfer to Iowa State University to study something in the agricultural field.

Sarah Dean – Clermont, IA

Sarah Dean was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite part about high school sports is being able to compete with her friends. Sarah also loves being able to represent her school and community. To Sarah, agriculture means having a love for all animals and plants, always helping out whenever you can, and wanting to help feed the world and the community. She is involved in FFA, volleyball, track, softball, 4-H, county council and church. Sarah’s future plans are to go to Iowa State to get her veterinary medicine degree along with her embryology degree.

Aubrey Hoeft – Plymouth, IA

Aubrey Hoeft was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite part about high school sports is that her teammates are like a second family. She’s made many friends and memories through sports that she will never forget. Agriculture has always been a part of Aubrey’s life. She grew up on a dairy operation and is very involved in FFA. Growing up around agriculture has allowed her to see the hard work and resilience involved with living on a farm. Aubrey is involved in volleyball, basketball, track, softball, yearbook, NHS and helps out with youth sports. She is also FFA chapter president, student council co-president, and class president. Aubrey’s future plans are to attend a four-year college to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Reid Louwagie – Algona, IA

Reid Louwagie was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the lessons what they can teach someone. The coaches are working very hard to help him to not only become a better athlete, but also a better person. To Reid, agriculture is what made him who he is. It has taught him responsibility and hard work, as well as how to respect the land and everything that lives on it. Reid’s future plans are to attend Iowa State and major in something ag related.

Abby Pollema – Doon, IA

Abby Pollema was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite parts about high school sports is being able to play as a team and playing a sport that she loves with her friends. To Abby, agriculture is very important. She works at B&B Gates and Supply which does a lot of work for people in the ag community. She likes being involved in the ag community, saying agriculture is very important for our way of life and provides us with lots of our everyday needs. Abby is involved in softball, choir, church camp and volunteers at the Thunder in the Valley Tractor Pull. Her future plans are to continue working at the B&B Gates farm and help in the marketing department.

Mady Gibson -Nevada, IA

Mady Gibson was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite parts about high school sports are the friendships she has made and the skills she has learned. To Mady, agriculture is about life skills. Through ag, she has learned responsibility as well as work ethic. She has an appreciation for the time and effort people in agriculture put into providing for their community. Mady is involved in FFA, Key Club, speech, choir, NHS, volleyball, track, soccer, junior rotary, church group and Food at First. Mady’s future plans are to attend Iowa State University and major in animal science.

Alia Schmidt – Miles, IA

Alia Schmidt was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite parts about high school sports are spending time with her friends and the new challenges each team presents. She says the excitement of competing on the court, diamond or golf course can’t be beat. To Alia, agriculture includes a vast array of many different opportunities and has opened the door to endless possibilities for her. Alia also sees agriculture as hard work and determination. Being around agriculture and having parents highly involved in the field has allowed her to grow up learning what it means to get your hands dirty. Alia is involved in softball, volleyball, golf and serves as FFA president. In her community she is in 4-H, a member of church youth group, volunteer at church functions, umpire youth softball and coach youth volleyball. Alia’s future plans are to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

Ethan Hosek – Springville , IA

Ethan Hosek was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is being able to have a community that meets outside of school. They help him learn teamwork, discipline and hard work for a common goal. To Ethan, agriculture is the future. Agriculture has always been a part of his life, and he plans to keep it that way. It will always be there and always be advancing to make the future bright. Ethan is involved in FFA, choir, band, speech, color guard, student senate, NHS, drama, church group and 4-H. His future plans are to attend Iowa State University to study animal ecology.

Rebecca DeVries -Prairie City, IA

Rebecca DeVries was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the bond she has with her teammates. To Rebecca, agriculture is hard work. Growing up on a farm instilled in her from a young age what hard work is and how much agriculture has an impact on the world. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, FCA, FFA, student government, church youth group and she serves throughout her community. Rebecca’s future plans are to go to Dordt University and major in ag communications.

Creed Monroe – Decorah, IA

Creed Monroe was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the bond you make with your teammates and how they become your family. He also enjoys the life lessons sports provide. To Creed, agriculture is extremely important, as it is not only farming, but also a way of life. He grew up with an agriculture background and appreciates the work ethic it has given him. Creed is involved in football, soccer, NHS, student leadership, serves as his FFA chapter’s president and helps coach flag football. Creed’s plans are to attend Iowa State University in the fall of 2024, where he wants to major in Agribusiness with a secondary major in Seed Science and a minor in entrepreneurship. He hopes to someday own his own business along with a small-scale land and crop management business.

Breck Mills – Harcourt, IA

Breck Mills was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the relationships that develop. She has met some of her closest friends through athletics. To Breck, agriculture means community and pushing through adversity. Breck is involved in volleyball, basketball, track, FCCLA, serves as an FFA officer and helps out with youth basketball. Her future plans are to attend Minnesota State University- Moorhead (MSUM) and major in criminal justice. After college she plans to go into the FBI and become a field agent.

Kaylee Smith – Clarinda, IA

Kaylee Smith was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is being able to compete and build relationships with people from around the state. To Kaylee, agriculture is her past, present and future. She is a fourth-generation farmer on her family farm. Kaylee is involved in softball, basketball, volleyball, track, FCCLA and she helps with her community food drives, blood drives, open houses, food packaging and Christmas present wrapping. She also serves as an FFA reporter, SW Iowa District FFA Sentinel and class officer. Kaylee’s future plans are to be a veterinarian.

Rachel Ogden – Moulton, IA

Rachel Ogden was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the long-lasting friendships. Her friends and her are so close because they bond over their sports, as they practice, play, win and lose together. She is also thankful for the life lessons she has learned from sports such as communication and time management. To Rachel, agriculture is not just a part of life, but it is a passion and a lifestyle. The agriculture community is full of people who work hard to feed the world. Rachel is her FFA chapter president, a class officer, member of NHS, as well as a part of Student Council. She is also active in the Silver Cord Program. Rachels future plans are to attend the University of Iowa to obtain a pharmaceutical degree.

Colton Anderegg – Charles City, IA

Colton Anderegg Monroe was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite parts about high school sports are the competitiveness and getting to play as a team with his friends. Agriculture has always been a big part of his life. Ever since he was little, he has grown up around agriculture. Colton wouldn’t be who he is without agriculture. He is involved in FFA, football, wrestling and 4-H. Colton’s future plans are to go to NIACC and pursue an agricultural related field.

Mitch Stevens – Lu Verne, IA

Mitch Stevens was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite parts about high school sports are coming together as a team and working toward one goal. He also loves to compete and puts in hard work to better himself. To Mitch, agriculture is the heartbeat of his community. It also helps to build a strong work ethic. He is involved in football, basketball, track, baseball, weightlifting, choir, FFA and volunteers at church. Mitch’s future plans are to attend college at Iowa State.

Kari Murty – Tama, IA

Kari Murty was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion in and out of the rodeo. Her favorite part about high school sports is being able to make connections with other people her age while doing something that she loves. To Kari, agriculture is what keeps our world spinning. It plays such a huge role in everyone’s lives that most people don’t realize. She was born and raised on a farm and as she has gotten older she has truly realized that agriculture is one of the most important industries in this world. As of now, Kari doesn’t have any future plans other than finish high school.

Chloe Lambert – Lehigh, IA

Chloe Lambert was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite part about high school sports is how close it brings her and her classmates. The relationships she has built with her teammates are ones that she will never forget. To Chloe, agriculture has a special place in her heart. She was born into a generational family farm and has learned many valuable traits from it. She says agriculture means hard work, dedication, passion, support, challenges and family. Chloe is involved in FFA, FCCLA, FCA, 4-H, church activities and student council. Chloe’s future plans are to attend college and become nurse.

Lauren Fleshner – Allison, IA

Lauren Fleshner was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is getting to be apart of a team with her friends and classmates. To Lauren agriculture is a very big part of her life. She was raised in a small town where agriculture was very important. Lauren is very thankful for the experiences and opportunities it has given her. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, FFA, NHS, 4-H as well as her church’s youth group. Lauren plans on attending Iowa State University next year to major in animal science.

Lauren Staudt – Floyd, IA

Lauren Staudt was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Lauren says her favorite part about high school sports is the relationships that are made through it. She loves to compete and win but nothing beats the memories she has made with her teammates. To Lauren, agriculture means hard work, dedication and responsibility. Living in an agricultural community is a great way of life and she is proud to have grown up surrounded by farming. Lauren is involved in PALS, FFA, track, basketball, softball, volunteers at her food pantry and helps build raised garden beds for her community. Lauren plans to attend Iowa State to major in a business related field. 

Jaxon Zaugg – Kossuth, IA

Jaxon Zaugg was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. What he loves the most about high school sports is the connections he makes with his teammates as well as the competitive aspect of sports. He says sports teams are more like a big family. To Jaxson, agriculture is a way of life. Growing up in a very agricultural community, he has realized that it’s more than just a farmer combining beans. Jaxson is involved in choir, NHS, football, basketball, youth group, 4-H and Bacon Buddies. He also serves as the FFA vice president, Iowa High School Athletic Association member and is on the student advisory committee. Jaxson’s future plans are to attend a two-year college and major in an agricultural field or accounting. 

Kaycee Wiebke -Butler, IA

Kaycee Wiebke was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is all the memories and friendships she’s made as well as the life lessons sports has taught her. She also loves being able to represent her school and community in the sports she competes in. To Kaycee agriculture is more than just farming, it’s a lifestyle. She says some may see it as just a job, but it is so much more than that. It is a life that comes with hard work, dedication, adversity and a will to learn and grow. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, NHS, student council, FFA, 4-H, county council and Luther League. Kaycee’s future plans are to attend Ellsworth and study ag business and equine management.

Cameron Casel – Jackson, IA

Cameron Casel was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the court. His favorite part about high school sports is competing with and against his friends. Playing sports has helped him to develop a very strong work ethic and that has helped him tremendously when working with his livestock. To Cameron, agriculture is the backbone of everything he is, as it is how he was raised. The values and work ethic he has developed are because of the opportunities his family has given him living and working on their family acreage. Cameron is very active in his FFA and 4-H chapters, and participates in basketball, football, baseball, Silver Cord Program and volunteers in a multitude of community events. Cameron wants to continue to play sports in college as well as major in the field of agriculture.

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Alexis Brinkman, Greene, IA 

Alexis Brinkman was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is being able to have fun with her friends and make memories that will last a lifetime. Agriculture is a lifestyle for Alexis and her family. To her it’s not just about the crops and animals, but it is the opportunity and the lessons it provides. Alexis is involved in softball, volleyball, speech, NHS, FFA 4-H, CCD, Sunday school, county council and VBS. Once Alexis graduates, she plans to attend Iowa State and major in agronomy and hopefully land a job working with corn and soybean genetics. 

Paityn Noe, Huxley, IA

Paityn Noe was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the course. What Paityn enjoys the most about running is track and cross country, is that even though it is an individual sport, you always have teammates supporting, pushing and encouraging you. To Paityn agriculture is all about providing for the world. She is very thankful for all the hard work that farmers around the globe do in order to feed the world. Paityn is involved in cross country, track, FCA, NHS, transition team, and volunteers at many activities her church has. Once Paityn graduates, she plans on studying Food Science and Nutrition at an undecided college, as well as continuing her running career at the collegiate level. 

Madelyn Reiter, Farley, IA

Madelyn Reiter was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite part of high school sports is getting to know her classmates better outside the classroom. She loves the community of sports and being able to push her teammates to be better. Agriculture is a lifestyle that Madelyn was raised in, and it has helped her become who she is today. She has learned hard work and dedication through raising show pigs and orphaned calves. Madelyn is involved in cross country, drama productions, track, Blazers for Life, campus ministry, science club, choir, band, and jazz band. She is also heavily involved in her church as well as her local 4-H chapter. Once Madelyn graduates, she plans to attend a four-year university but is currently undecided about her major. 

Weston Drost, Wall Lake, IA

Weston Drost was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is being able to compete as a team. To Weston, agriculture is all about providing for the world. Weston is involved in FFA, baseball, football, basketball, FCA, NHS, 4-H and LYF. After high school, Weston plans to attend DMACC to pursue an ag business degree as well as carpentry. 

Emma Cook, Colfax, IA

Emma Cook was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the field. Her favorite part about high school sports is being able to compete and have fun with friends. To Emma, agriculture means providing for people. Without agriculture the world would not have a lot of the things we take for granted, like food. Emma is involved in softball, volleyball, wrestling, track, FFA, 4-H, and youth group. Emma’s plans for after she graduates are uncertain, however she knows she wants to do something related to agriculture. 

Kash Wasteney, Shannon City, IA 

Kash Wasteney was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the competitiveness and spending time with his teammates. To Kash, agriculture is his future. He has grown up on a family farm helping with the crops and livestock and looks forward to continuing life on the farm in the future. Kash is involved in football, baseball, golf, FFA, 4-H, club fundraisers, livestock shows, and volunteering at community events. After high school, Kash wants to continue with school and sports and then come back to help on the family farm. 

Kayla Joos, Bloomfield, IA 

Kayla Joos was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the relationships that are formed as well as achieving goals with her teammates. To Kayla, agriculture is a lifestyle built through faith, family, and hard work. Kayla is involved in volleyball, 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society and FCS. She also volunteers at her local elementary school as a teacher assistant. Once Kayla graduates, she plans to attend a community college to study agriculture while continuing her volleyball career.

Kasey Krauskopf, Decorah, IA

Kasey Krauskopf was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is the memories that are made as well as the lessons learned. To Kasey, agriculture is all about learning and overcoming adversity. While growing up and showing animals, Kasey has faced many challenges caused by weather and even health problems. Kasey is involved in 4-H, football, basketball, and he coaches a 4th grade flag football team. Once Kasey graduates, he plans on attending college to continue his football career and major in agribusiness. 

Sydney Hurd, Nemaha, IA

Sydney Hurd was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Sydney’s favorite part about high school sports is the family atmosphere that it has created. She loves how sports bring her and her friends closer. Growing up with two brothers Sydney has developed a competitive personality, but that doesn’t keep her from having fun on the court. To Sydney, agriculture is a way of life. It’s waking up early, staying up late and going to work no matter what the weather conditions are. Agriculture has taught her many life lessons such as time management, responsibility, and discipline. Sydney is Student Council President, Vice President of her class, FFA President, and is involved in basketball, volleyball, golf, dance, 4-H, and FCA. She also helps with various charity events in her community. Once Sydney graduates, she plans to attend Iowa State University and major in agriculture.

Amelia Boender, Oskaloosa, IA

Amelia Boender was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion on and off the court. Her favorite part about high school sports is the people as well as the community you create with teammates and fans. To Amelia, agriculture is all about fun and hard work. Growing up on a farm she always enjoyed driving tractors with her grandpa and spending time with family. Amelia is involved in FFA, yearbook, cross country, basketball, track, church youth group, and volunteers for multiple community activities. Once Amelia graduates, she plans to attend college for early childhood education. 

Tucker Rohrig, Orient, Iowa

Tucker Rohrig was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on and off the field. His favorite part about high school sports is how your team becomes your family. No matter what happens there will always be people that stand by you. When Tucker thinks about agriculture the first thing to come to mind is the future. The first line of the FFA Creed states, “I believe in the future of agriculture,” and he realizes how important agriculture is for not only feeding the world now but also being able to sustain our future population. Tucker is involved in football, track, FFA, FCA, Salt and Pepper Co-ed Dance Team, 4-H, and youth group. Once Tucker graduates, he plans to attend Iowa State University and major in animal nutrition or genetics. Tucker also plans on growing and advancing his family’s show pig operation. 

Kaden Abbas, Ackley, IA

Kaden Abbas was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his commitment and passion on the field and beyond. His favorite part about high school sports is the relationships built and the excitement of competing alongside friends. Agriculture plays a big role in Kaden’s life. He grew up working on his grandparents’ farm and has always enjoyed working with livestock. Kaden is involved in football, wrestling, track, baseball, FFA, FFA Officer, plays/musicals, showing animals at the county fair, youth group and he coaches a youth flag football team. Once Kaden graduates, he plans to attend a trade school and pursue a career in agriculture. 

Ellie Nolte, Farnhamville, IA

Ellie Nolte was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the field. Her favorite part about high school sports is being on the field field/court with her teammates, learning from her coaches, and the memories that she has made with her friends. Growing up on a family farm has given Ellie a heart for agriculture. To her, farming is about hard work and dedication. Ellie is involved in softball, volleyball, Student Council, FCCLA, National Honor Society, FCA, junior high pitching coach, and youth volleyball referee. Once Ellie graduates, she is hoping to continue to play either volleyball or softball in college.  

Kennedy Axmear, North English, IA

Kennedy Axmear was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the field. Her favorite part about high school sports is being able to show her town her talents and work ethic. To Kennedy agriculture means providing food and opportunity for the world and she is happy to be able to be a part of it. Kennedy is involved in volleyball, basketball, track and field, softball, music, youth sports camp, local food/clothing drives, valentines for vets, and Christmas boxes for soldiers. Once Kennedy graduates, she plans to become a veterinarian. 

Erin Hinshaw, Melrose, IA

Erin Hinshaw was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her commitment and passion in and out of the water. Her favorite part about high school sports is the challenges they give her. Being a part of sports has made her a more disciplined individual. To Erin, agriculture plays a significant role in her life. She grew up on a farm and it became a lifestyle to her. Farming has taught her commitment and work ethic. Erin will forever cherish the memories she has made from farming. Erin is involved in 4-H, gymnastics, swimming, diving, and track. Once she graduates Erin plans to attend college and obtain a degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance. 

Sydney Matthias, Fairbank, IA

Sydney Matthias was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the field and court. Her favorite thing about high school sports is getting to play with people she has grown up with and getting support from her community. Agriculture has provided vast experiences for Sydney and has taught her the meaning of hard work and how important it is to do things correctly. Sydney is involved in volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, track, student ambassadors, junior high mentors, SIAC Committee, FFA, 4-H, and Readlyn Community Club. After graduation, Sydney plans to play volleyball or softball at a community college while deciding if she wants to purse being a large animal vet or a career tied to animal science. 

Ethan Marso, West Bend, IA

Ethan Marso was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Ethan’s favorite thing about high school sports is the speed of the games and getting to use his talents, strengths, and leadership skills. Ethan loves living on a farm and getting to experience agriculture in a way that others don’t get to. It provided him the chance to get his hands dirty and learn skills for his future. Ethan is involved in football, wrestling, track, student council, trap shooting, choir, and the school musical, and he volunteers for projects through church and 4-H. After graduation, Ethan plans to attend school to become a power lineman.

Dominick Clayton, Grinnell, IA

Dominick Clayton was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is that it’s not always about winning but it’s what you make of the opportunity. To Dominick, agriculture is everything because it’s how his family works together to make a living. Dominick is involved in football, FFA, and community service events. After graduation, Dominick plans to attend community college and then return to the family farm. 

Natalie Behnken, Massena, IA 

Natalie Behnken was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the field and court. Her favorite things about high school sports are being with her friends while doing something she enjoys, competing, and challenging herself. To Natalie, agriculture means hard work, early mornings, sleepless nights, hard times, learning, advancing, and faith. Coming from a fourth-generation farm family, she has experienced all these things and has learned hard work is the way to success even if there are struggles along the way. Natalie is involved in volleyball, softball, speech, FFA, dance team, cheerleading, and National Honor Society. She also participates in many community and church activities. After graduation, Natalie plans to attend college for either ag education or ag business/real estate. She wants to continue her agricultural lifestyle and share how important agriculture is. 

Adison Williamson, Parkersburg, IA

Adison Williamson was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the field, court, and track. Her favorite thing about high school sports is being a part of an atmosphere that is always supporting and encouraging her to be the best person she can be. To Adison, agriculture is more than farming and being in the field, but more about growing and gaining experiences and connections. Adison is involved in softball, basketball, track, cross country, choir, Honor Society, and 4-H, and volunteers at the food pantry and with Miracle Field. After graduation, Adison plans to study biology at a university. 

Kaleb McCullough, Humboldt, IA 

Kaleb McCullough was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field, court, and track. Kaleb’s favorite thing about high school sports is the relationships he has built with his teammates. Agriculture has played a huge role in Kaleb’s life and he’s very passionate about it and looks forward to pursuing a career in it. Kaleb is involved in football, basketball, track, FFA, building trades, his church group Faith Formation, and he volunteers with youth rec sports and decorating the courthouse and VFW for holidays. After graduation, Kaleb would like to play football in college and study ag business.

Collin Batterson, Bloomfield, IA 

Collin Batterson was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is being able to play ball with his friends in front of his family and community. To Collin, agriculture teaches life lessons and the value of hard work and perseverance, while also providing the opportunity for him to spend time with his family. Collin is involved in football, track, FFA, and 4-H. After graduation, Collin plans to pursue a degree in ag business. 

Austin Evans, Creston, IA

Austin Evans was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field and mat. His favorite thing about high school sports is being part of a team that works together to build each other up and achieve goals. Growing up on a farm has given Austin the chance to experience all aspects of farming and see that hard work required in agriculture. It has also helped him learn responsibility and how to work for what you want. Austin is involved in football, wrestling, track, salts, FFA, 4-H, and Holy Spirit Parish youth group. After graduation, Austin plans to attend Iowa State to study agriculture. 

Will Vlasek, Cedar Rapids, IA 

Will Vlasek was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the camaraderie and the trust and dependence of teammates that is required. Will has found agriculture to play a huge part in his life. Thanks to agricultural activities, he has developed leadership and speaking skills, made connections with like-minded individuals, and found a way to advocate for growers and the agriculture industry. Will is involved in football, FFA, student council, National Honor Society, 4H, Cedar Rapids Leadership for Five Seasons, and National Council on Youth Leadership, and volunteers for local community events and charities. After graduation, Will plans to study ag engineering at Iowa State and hopes to grow his sales skills. 

Oliver Louden, Grinnell, IA

Oliver Louden was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is being able to play ball with his friends and have fun. To Oliver, agriculture is a way to help people. He has grown up in a family that has farmed for generations and loved every day of helping out. Oliver is involved in football, wrestling, track, and FFA, and helps out with church and other community activities. After graduation, Oliver plans to attend Iowa State for a degree in agriculture and then hopefully take over the family farm. 

Grady Dodds, St. Charles, IA

Grady Dodds was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is developing lifelong friendships with his teammates and conquering goals together. Growing up around agriculture and working with his dad and grandpa on the farm has taught Grady to work hard and how it affects so many in the community. Grady is involved in football, basketball, track, golf, and 4-H. After graduation, Grady hopes to play college football and major in sports marketing while also growing his angus cow herd.

 

Bryer Prochniak, Armstrong, IA

Bryer Prochniak was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Bryer’s favorite thing about high school sports is being able to compete with his friends and see his hard work pay off. To Bryer, agriculture means providing food to the world. Bryer is involved in football, track, National Honor Society, and he volunteers with 4th of July activities. 

Ryan Franzen, Fort Atkinson, Iowa

Ryan Franzen was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is competing alongside his friends and the feeling that he gets after winning a game that he worked months in training for. With growing up on a family farm, agriculture has been a huge part of Ryan’s life. Ryan has continued to find ways to tie agriculture into his education, as well. Besides football, Ryan is involved in track, trapshooting, FFA, and church and volunteer community activities. After graduation, Ryan plans to attend NICC for an agribusiness degree that he will use in the insurance field and hopes to one day manage the family farm with his brother.

Julia Van Maanen, Hull, Iowa

Julia Van Maanen was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the field. Julia really appreciates being on the field with her teammates and doing devotions with them before the games. She also likes the likes the leadership opportunities that she has learned from and continues to share with younger players. Julia has grown up on a family farm, so agriculture has always been a part of her life. She takes pride in helping her dad and siblings run the farm and loves the blessings and memories that have shared there. In addition to softball, Julia is also in choir, maintains a job as a CAN, volunteers in her community, and continues to dedicate time to her family on the farm. Julia is keeping her options open after high school and considering accounting or continuing a job in health care. 

Clayton Meyermann, Goose Lake, Iowa

Clayton Meyermann was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the bond he’s made with his teammates and the mutually respect and work ethic they give to each other and the game. To Clayton, agriculture means providing for others. When on the family farm, he’s continuously thinking of all the lives they help thrive by raising livestock and growing the crops. Agriculture benefits the world, and we can’t live without it. Clayton plays football, basketball, and baseball, competes in track, is an active member of FFA and 4-H, and is a member of three choirs. Clayton also dedicates time the local fire department. After graduation, he plans on continuing his football career while attending a 4-year school. 

Zach Chambers, Charles City, Iowa

Zach Chambers was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the memories that you make and the relationships you build on and off the field/mat. He has formed many relationships, both students and community members, from participating in four sports throughout high school. To Zach, agriculture is working hard, long hours to create a lifestyle as well as helping feed the community. Zach is involved in baseball, football, wrestling, track, and he is the president of his school’s FFA and Student Council. Zach was also just awarded the rank of an Eagle Scout. Once Zach graduates, he plans to attend NIACC for 2 years then transfer to Iowa State where he will pursue a degree in ag business and agronomy. 

Eva Snyder, Algoma, Iowa

Eva Snyder was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the court. Her favorite thing about high school sports is the chance they give you to do something you love as well as the character they help to develop. To Eva, agriculture has a significant impact on not only the community but our country as well. Growing up around agriculture, Eva saw the hard work and dedication it takes to be a farmer and developed an appreciation for it. She is involved in volleyball, dance team, concert and jazz choir, group and individual speech, theater, and she is the co-student body president. Eva also volunteers in various community activities. Once Eva graduates, she plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to study on a pre-physician’s assistant track with a double major in biology and psychology and a minor in nutrition. 

Kail Evans, Vinton, Iowa

Kail Evans was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the brotherhood that you make within the sport. Playing sports has a much larger impact on a person than just winning and losing within the sport. Agriculture is a big part of Kail’s life. He grew up on a family farm, which made him realize just how important agriculture is to the world. Kail is involved in football, basketball, soccer, trapshooting, national honor society and student senate. Once Kail graduates, he plans to attend Iowa State University to major in mechanical or agricultural engineering.  

Maysen Trimble, Seymour, Iowa

Maysen Trimble was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the court. Maysen’s favorite part about high school sports is how you can have such a good dynamic while having fun with your friends. To Maysen agriculture means family. She grew up helping her dad and grandpa, and no matter what she was doing she was always the happiest on the farm. Maysen is involved in volleyball, basketball, track, softball, cheer, color guard, FFA, FCCLA, Academic Bowl, FCCLA, 4-H, yearbook, National Honor Society, and youth group. 

Ethan Zaugg, West Bend, Iowa

Ethan Zaugg was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the family feel. Working hard and pushing yourself and the people next to you creates a bond that will last a lifetime. To Ethan agriculture isn’t just a job, but it is a lifestyle. Ethan is involved in football, wrestling, FFA, and choir. Ethan plans on joining his family farm after he graduates.

Justin Keller, Albia, Iowa

Justin Keller was nominated as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the atmosphere and bonds you build with close friends that will last a lifetime, as well as the competition. To Justin agriculture means that you build values throughout your life. Those values consist of hard work, determination, discipline, and family. Justin is involved in football, wrestling, National Honor Society, and 4-H. When Justin graduates, he wants to go to school for welding and get his CDL.

Logan Peterman, New Hampton, Iowa

Logan Peterman was selected as a Beck’s Player With Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about high school sports is the team effort, the group of peers he plays with becomes a brotherhood that just can’t be explained. From practice to the games, they turn into a family! To Logan, agriculture means the heartbeat of America. Logan is involved in football, basketball, Dollars for Scholars National Society of High School Scholars and spent some time in FFA. After graduation, Logan hopes to play college football and study business and agriculture business.

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Beau Klaver, Kamrar, IA
Senior G | FFA | Family Farm
Klaver was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the friendships he has made with his teammates. To him, agriculture means having the opportunity to work the land each year and seeing the payoff of hard work. Off the field, Klaver is involved in FFA, 4-H, baseball, basketball, golf, and National Honor Society. After graduation, he plans to attend college to pursue a degree in agriculture.
Nico Analetto, Tiffin, IA
Sophomore TE, DE, LS | Volunteering | Family Farm
Analetto was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the bonds he has created with his teammates and coaches. To him, agriculture requires hard work and is very important for America and the rest of the world. Off the field, Analetto is involved in track and volunteers with youth sports. After graduation, he hopes to play college football.
Tayler Luzum, Fort Atkinson, IA
Senior RB, FS, K | 4-H | Family Farm
Luzum was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is battling for a win with his teammates under Friday night lights. To him, agriculture means serving the community and the world by being dedicated and hardworking. Off the field, Luzum is involved in 4-H, FFA, and plays a variety of sports. After graduation, he plans to attend Iowa State University and earn a degree in ag communications.

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Gabe Winterrowd, Battle Creek, IA
Junior WR & DB | Volunteering | Family Farm
Winterrowd was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is how everyone has their own responsibility but works together to succeed. To him, agriculture is about hard work and supporting rural America. Off the field, Winterrowd is involved in track and field, basketball, baseball, National Honor Society, mentoring, Student Council, Key Club, TAG and youth group. After graduation, he plans to attend a four-year university.
Cam Buffington, Winfield, IA
Sophomore QB & LB | 4-H | Family Farm
Buffington was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is competing with his teammates. To him, agriculture means raising quality animals to showcase. Off the field, Buffington is involved in basketball, track, and 4-H. After graduation, he has committed to play football at the University of Iowa.
Hunter Dukes, Essex, IA
Sophomore WR | FFA | Family Farm
Dukes was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the rush of running out on the field and seeing all the fans. To him, agriculture means connecting with his family to produce quality crops. Off the field, Dukes is involved in FFA, baseball, track, and wrestling. After graduation, he hopes to play college baseball, study ag mechanics, and return to the family farm.

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Wyatt Garman, Algona, IA
Senior RB & NT | Volunteering | Family Farm
Garman was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is getting to compete with friends that he has grown up with. To him, agriculture is about responsibility, determination and work ethic. Off the field, Garman is involved in FFA and volunteers at the local sale barn. After graduation, he plans to grow his auction company and continue raising livestock.
Cannon Joerger, Readlyn, IA
Junior OL & DE | FFA | Farm Connection
Joerger was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is being pushed to be best player he can be. To him, agriculture is a necessity because it supplies food and jobs to people across the world. Off the field, Joerger is involved in wrestling, golf, and FFA. He also volunteers at Readlyn Days, his local church, and youth wrestling tournaments. After graduation, he hopes to study criminology or agronomy, or pursue a trade career.
Jace Bedwell, New Virginia, IA
Senior QB & SS | Volunteering | Family Farm
Bedwell was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the heart, work, and leadership that it takes to play as a team. Agriculture is hard work which teaches life skills and prepares him for the future. Off the field, Bedwell plays basketball and golf. He is also a peer helper at school and a volunteer referee and coach for youth athletics. After graduation, Bedwell hopes to play football in college and major in elementary education.

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Sterling Haack, Maurice, IA
Junior C & MLB | FFA | Family Farm
Haack was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the feeling of accomplishment after winning a game. Agriculture has shown Haack what it means to be a part of the farming community. Off the field, Haack is involved in FFA, wrestling, and youth group. Haack is on track to consecutively graduate high school and complete his welding apprenticeship program.
Connor Hanson, Webster City, IA
Junior DE & TB | Volunteering | Family Farm
Hanson was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is getting to play a sport he loves with his friends. Hanson sees agriculture as a way of life and a way to help people all over the world. Off the field, Hanson is involved in FBLA, golf, baseball, and serving as a junior firefighter. After graduation, Hanson hopes to manage his own trucking company.
Landon Stolte, Lisbon, IA
Junior LT | FFA | Farm Connection
Stolte was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is celebrating wins with his friends. To him, agriculture is about feeding the world while also supporting your community. Off the field, Stolte is involved in baseball, track, FFA, 4-H, and youth group. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in agriculture.

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Collin Casey, Whittemore, IA
Senior CB & WR | FFA | Family Farm
Casey was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the leadership opportunities it presents. Agriculture is a way for Casey to connect with his family while also feeding the world. Off the field, Casey is involved in FFA, 4-H, Student Council, baseball, track, and Divine Mercy Parish. After graduation, Casey hopes to attend college for agribusiness or landscaping.
Logan Higgins, Grand Junction, IA
Senior LT & DT | FFA | Family Farm
Higgins was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is spending time with his friends and winning games. To him, agriculture is about providing for communities and being good stewards of the land. Off the field, Higgins is involved in FFA, 4-H, and track.
Jamin Stuhr, Blairsburg, IA
Senior | FFA | Farm Connection
Stuhr was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football learning skills like discipline, leadership, and overcoming adversity. To him, agriculture represents fellowship and family. Off the field, Stuhr is involved in FFA, basketball, and National Honor Society. He also is a junior firefighter and regularly volunteers at community activities. He hopes to attend college for athletic training or physical therapy while continuing his football career.

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Wade Yoder, Central City, IA
Senior FB & LB | FFA | Farm Connection
Yoder was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the brotherhood within the team. To him, agriculture is the backbone of the country and he feels fortunate to recognize the importance of agriculture for the community and the nation. Off the field, Yoder is involved in FFA, National Honor Society, Boy Scouts, and baseball. He is also a firefighter with the Central City Fire Department. After graduation, he hopes to continue playing football and earn a degree in welding.
Maxwell Lodge, West Branch, IA
Sophomore T & G | 4-H | Family Farm
Lodge was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the family atmosphere he experiences with his team and community. Off the field, he is involved in 4-H, FFA, and playing a variety of sports. After graduation, he hopes to become a collegiate athlete and earn an degree in ag business.
Harbor Renken, Hawarden, IA
Senior WR | FFA | Family Farm
Renken was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To him, the best part about football is pushing his teammates and himself to be the best they can be. He believes that being part of agriculture is a privilege and a passion. Outside football, Renken is involved in 4-H, FFA, and tractor pulling. He plans on studying precision agriculture and ag business, hoping to eventually work in ag sales.

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Drew Robinson, Colo, IA
Junior SL, KR, LS | 4-H | Family Farm
Robinson was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is being active and spending time with his teammates. To him, agriculture provides opportunities to those involved in the industry. Off the field, Robinson is involved in 4-H, FFA, and playing a variety of sports. He plans to attend Iowa State University and earn a degree in ag business.
Brayden Sawyer, Grundy Center, IA
Senior C & MLB | Friends First | Family Farm
Sawyer was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He enjoys being part of a great team and playing his favorite sport with close friends. Off the field, he is involved in National Honor Society, Friends First, and participates in a variety of sports. After graduation, Sawyer hopes to continue playing sports at the collegiate level.
Samuel Daly, Sidney, IA
Junior OL | FFA | Family Farm
Daly was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is developing bonds with his teammates. He believes agriculture is incredibly important. Outside football, Daly partcipates in FFA and a variety of other sports. After graduation, he plans to continue his education in precision agriculture or veterinary medicine.

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Max Fehr, West Bend, IA
Junior QB | FFA | Family Farm
Fehr was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite part of football is learning about life, leadership, and mindset with his team. He believes that agriculture offers a way to bond with his family as they work together on the farm. Off the field, he is involved in FFA, student council, drama, choir, and plays a variety of sports. He plans to continue farming after graduation.
Nick Feldpausch, Beaman, IA
Senior RB & CB | FFA | Family Farm
Feldpausch was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite part of football is playing a sport he loves with his friends. Agriculture has always been at the center of his life, and he plans to stay involved in the industry. Outside football, Feldpausch is involved in 4-H, FFA, church, and participating in a host of other sports. He plans to attend DMACC and study ag science, then return to the family farm.
Logan Frazer, Washington, IA
Senior DE | Volunteering | Family Farm
Frazer was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite part about football is the feeling of being a family with teammates and coaches. He believes that agriculture is a big part of his life and his community. Outside football, he is involved with wrestling and volunteers with the youth wrestling club. He plans to attend college and major in early education.

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Tyler Rossmanith, Barnum, IA
Senior RB & MLB | Volunteering | Family Farm
Rossmanith was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the teammwork involved, and how the lessons learned in football apply to other areas of his life. He believes agriculture is vital because it meets society’s most foundational needs. Off the field, he participates in various student organizations and sports. After graduation, he plans to attend college and study in the medical field.
Landon Pratt, Nashua, IA
Junior OL & DL | NHS | Family Farm
Pratt was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He loves the brotherhood that football provides, and enjoys the excitement that gamedays bring. To Pratt, agriculture means overcoming hardships and relentlessly putting in work. Off the field, he volunteers in his community and participates in FFA, National Honor Society, and plays a variety of sports. After graduation, he plans to earn an associate’s degree and return to the farm.
Tucker Stille, Tabor, IA
Sophomore DE & G | FFA | Farm Connection
Stille was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To him, football means working together with friends. Off the field, Stille is involved in FFA, youth group, as well as playing basketball and golf. He looks forward to the opportunities that await in his future.

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Josh Wiley, Walker, IA
Junior G & C | 4-H | Family Farm
Wiley was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He enjoys the teammwork that football requires and the sense of brotherhood that he has developed with his teammates. He is passionate about agriculture and believes that it keeps the world turning. Outside football, he is active in student senate, FCA, 4-H, FFA, and playing a variety of sports. He plans to attend Iowa State University and pursue a degree in agriculture.
Jackson Doyle, Menlo, IA
Senior MLB | Volunteering | Family Farm
Doyle was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To him, football means becoming a leader on and off the field. He says that agriculture impacts his everyday life and is a major player in his community. Off the field, he participates in FFA, soccer, basketball, speech, and volunteering. He plans to attend college in Maine.
Landon Luft, Charles City, IA
Senior DE & LT | Volunteering | Farm Connection
Luft was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Being a part of agriculture has allowed him to interact with influential mentors and learn life lessons. To him, football has given him the chance to develop as a leader. Off the field, Luft volunteers with organizations in memory of his late brother and participates in a variety of sports and FFA. He plans to attend a trade school.

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Caleb Cook, Knoxville, IA
Sophomore S & WR | 4-H | Family Farm
Cook was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. His favorite thing about football is the camraderie with his teammates and fans. He believes that his experiences on the farm have given him an opportunity to learn valuable lessons and shape his outlook on life. Off the field, he’s involved in student council, 4-H, FFA, FCA, and a host of other sports. He hopes to play college football and earn a degree in agriculture.
Connor Lawton, Fort Dodge, IA
Senior T | Play Like a Champion | Family Farm
Lawton was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He loves the feeling of family and support that football brings, and how his team cheers each other on. He says that agriculture is symbolic in providing meals and livelihoods to many. Outside football, he participates in concert choir, volunteering, Play Like a Champion, and a variety of other sports. He hopes to earn a degree in physical therapy.
Patrick Brown, Grundy Center, IA
Junior LT & DE | FCA | Family Farm
Brown was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He says that agriculture is a large part of his life and means a lot to him. Outside of football, he is involved in 4-H, FFA, FCA, church service organizations, and mentoring youth in showing sheep. After graduation, Brown hopes to attend ISU and become a veterinarian.

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Mathew Kollbaum, Marcus, IA
Senior OL & DL | Kids N Pigs | Family Farm
Kollbaum was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Football means family and feeling part of something bigger than himself. Kollbaum is actively involved in helping others succeed in the show ring through the Kids N Pigs program. Off the field, he is involved in 4-H, FFA, and Skills USA. Kollbaum is considering robotics or welding in his future.
Dane Polich, Woodward, IA
Junior WR & OLB | FFA | Family Farm
Polich was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For him, football brings an unbeatable feeling of working together with teammates to accomplish goals. Off the field, Polich is involved in FFA, basketball, and track.
Jonah Schumacher, Pleasantville, IA
Junior RB & LB | Youth Group | Family Farm
Schumacher was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To him, football is a way to connect with friends and work as a team. Off the field, he is involved in jazz band, 4-H, FFA, his church’s youth group, and a host of other sports. Schumacher says agriculture is a lifestyle and tradition, and hopes to study animal science in college on a pre-vet track.

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Andrew Hotz, Lone Tree, IA
Junior G & LB | Volunteering | Family Farm
Hotz was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he enjoys most about playing football is the intensity and sense of community the sport brings. Outside of football, he is involved in National Honor Society, theater, volunteering, and participating in a variety of other sports and activities. In the future, Hotz hopes to attend trade school or enlist in the military.
Max Riley, Rippey, IA
Senior DB & WR | FFA | Family Farm
Riley was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For Riley, agriculture means hard work and dedication. Outside of football, he is involved in National Honor Society, FFA, and participating in a variety of other sports. Next year, Riley will attend Iowa State University and study agriculture.

Ryan Funke, Dyersville, IA
Junior OLB | FFA | Family Farm
Funke was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Funke, agriculture is a way of life that teaches valuable lessons in persistence and perseverance. Outside of football, he is involved in 4-H, FFA, and wrestling. After high school, Funke plans to pursue a career in welding and own a farm.

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Zach Rossmanith, Barnum, IA
Sophomore C & MLB | Volunteer | Family Farm
Rossmanith was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Rossmanith, agriculture means working with his family and community to provide food and fuel to the world. Besides football, he is involved in wrestling and church activities. Rossmanith hopes to study mechanics in the future and continue the family tradition of farming.

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Joe Graeve, Denison, IA
Senior OG & DL | Youth Football Coach | Family Farm
Graeve was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in FFA, 4-H, and volunteering at his local church. After graduating high school, Graeve plans to attend DMACC for agribusiness and also continue farming.

Jared Nickel, Grinnell, IA
Senior DB | Community Volunteer | Family Farm
Nickel was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in FFA, track, co-ed dance, and GHS Ambassadors. Nickel plans to attend college after graduation and major in Agriculture or Sports Analytics.

Cole Corey, Lake City, IA
Senior Quarterback | Volunteer | Family Farm
Corey was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves about football is getting the chance to play with friends in front of the community. After high school, Corey would like to attend Iowa State, receive a degree in Agriculture and return home to continue farming.

Jadyn Peyton, Manchester, IA
Junior Linebacker | 4-H | Family Farm
Peyton was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves most about football is the environment around the sport on Friday nights. When football isn’t in season, Peyton spends his time wrestling and being involved in FFA.

Seth Schurr, Winfield, IA
Junior NG & OG | Volunteer Fire Fighter | Family Farm
Schurr was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Schurr, agriculture is important because it feeds the world. Outside of football, Schurr wrestles, plays golf, trap shoots, and is a part of NHS, Student Council, and FFA. Schurr plans to pursue a degree in agribusiness.

Jacob Dragstra, Sioux Center, IA
Senior DT & OL | Food Drive Volunteer | Family Farm
Dragstra was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For Dragstra, being a part of agriculture means being a part of something bigger. In the off-season, he is involved in other sports and FFA. Next year, Dragstra will attend college to pursue an agriculture related degree.

Adler Shay, Tingley, IA
Junior RB & LB | 4-H | Family Farm
Shay was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He says he enjoys football because he loves being a part of a team that is working toward a common goal. Outside of sports, Shay is involved in FFA and 4-H. After high school, Shay plans to pursue a degree in Embryology.

Kody VanEngelenburg, Sumner, IA
Senior WR, S, & K | Youth Camp Leader | Family Farm
VanEngelenburg was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of sports, he is involved in other sports, 4-H, and leadership programs. VanEngelenburg says that agriculture is vital to our lives, and he plans to attend college to further study agriculture.

Trey Lettow, Woodward, IA
Senior LG | Church Volunteer | Family Farm
Lettow was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. The thing he loves most about football is being with friends, and working together toward a common goal. After graduating, Lettow plans on attending Iowa State to major in agriculture business.

Nick Kaska, Fairbank, IA
Junior C & DE | FFA | Family Farm
Kaska was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He says that agriculture has been a way of life for his family for generations, and that it has taught him about hard work. Kaska plans to attend college after graduation, and ultimately continue to farm.

Kolton Knop, Arthur, IA
Senior WR & SS | 4-H | Family Farm
Knop was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in other sports, FFA, and mentoring. After graduating high school, Knop plans to attend a two-year school, major in agriculture business, and to own and operate a cattle operation.

Elle Voy, Fairbank, IA
Sophmore OL & DL | Luther League | Family Farm
Voy was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for her efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, she is involved in basketball, archery, softball, golf, FFA, and student ambassadors. Voy also volunteers with Luther Leage, and she volunteers at the Voy tractorcade to help feed her community.

Brady Kouba, Central City, IA
Senior C, L & SG | Farm Volunteer | Family Farm
Kouba was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in track, FCA, FFA, and volunteering at a local farm. After graduating high school, Kouba plans to continue running his family’s goat and hay operation.

Lane Snedden, Grand Junction, IA
Junior WR & S | Kids Camp Volunteer | Family Farm
Snedden was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves most about playing football is being part of a team and family. Snedden says some of his favorite memories are on the family farm, and that he enjoys seeking knowledge from his father, a farmer.

Steven Sexton, Decorah, IA
Senior DT & OG | FFA | Family Farm
Sexton was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Sexton, agriculture is much more than a career, it’s a lifestyle. After graduation, he plans to attend DMACC to become a diesel technician. Sexton will also work full-time on the family farm.

Carson Fuhrman, Cleghorn, IA
Senior Linebacker | 4-H | Family Farm
Fuhrman was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For Fuhrman, agriculture has been a way of life for his family. In the off-season, he is involved in other sports, FFA, and his local church. Next year, Fuhrman will attend a tech school to pursue agriculture.

Joey Portz, Miles, IA
Sophomore CD & T | Fire Department | Family Farm
Portz was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in other sports, FFA, Scouts, 4-H, Trapshooting, and Student Council. After graduating high school, Portz plans to attend Iowa Central and become a firefighter.

Caleb Hartsook, Ames, IA
Senior Guard | Youth Group | Family Farm
Hartsook was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in 4-H, FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Trapshooting. Hartsook plans to attend Iowa State University after graduation and major in animal science.

Chase Mentele, Sioux City, IA
Senior Linebacker | Volunteer | Family Farm
Mentele was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves about football is the emotion the sport creates between players and fans. After high school, Mentele would like to become a fitness trainer so he can help individuals improve themselves.

Will Bushbaum, Rudd, IA
Junior Quarterback | Volunteer | Family Farm
Bushbaum was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves most about football is having fun with his teammates and making memories. When football isn’t in season, Bushbaum spends his time playing other sports including basketball, baseball, and golf.

Jacob Waltz, Central City, IA
Junior DT & Center | JABGA | Family Farm
Waltz was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in archery, golf, FFA, and the Junior American Boer Goat Association. After graduating high school, Waltz plans to attend college and become a diesel technician.

Ethan Rollinger, Shellsburg, IA
Junior TE & LB | Church Volunteer | Family Farm
Rollinger was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves most about playing football is the life lessons the sport has taught him. Rollinger says that he plans to attend Iowa State University and receive an agriculture-related degree.

Austin Vanderhoff, Greenville, IA
Senior QE & FS | Feed the Farmers | Family Farm
Vanderhoff was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Vanderhoff, agriculture has provided memories and a livelihood for his family. He currently produces oats and alfalfa, and after graduating high school, he plans to work on the family farm.

Zachary Zielstra, Glenwood, IA
Senior OT & LB | 4-H | Family Farm
Zielstra was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For Zielstra, agriculture means providing food for communities. In the off-season, he is involved in other sports, FFA, Envirothon, and FCA. Next year, Zielstra will attend Iowa State to pursue an agriculture degree.

Zachary Ott, Mason City, IA
Sophomore LG & NT | Boy Scouts | Family Farm
Ott was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He says he enjoys football because he loves the competition, and the lifelong friendships created. Outside of sports, Ott is involved in Student Council, FFA, Spanish Club, and National Honor Society.

Chance Malone, Mount Union, IA
Senior OG & MLB | HYSLC | Family Farm
Malone was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of sports, he is involved with the Heartland Youth Show Lamb Circuit. Malone says that agriculture feeds the world, and he plans to attend college for agribusiness and continue his football career.

Carson Mather, Nevada, IA
Sophomore DE, TE, OT | 4-H | Family Farm
Mather was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He says he loves football because it builds character and leadership. After graduating high school, Mather plans to become a diesel mechanic and have a cattle or hog farm of his own.

Garrett Quirk, Odebolt, IA
Senior RB & OLB | Church Volunteer | Family Farm
Quirk was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. When not playing football, he also participates in wrestling and golf. Quirk says that agriculture has always been in his family, and after high school, he plans to attend a trade school or work on the family farm.

Conner Travis, Creston, IA
Senior FB & LB | FFA President | Family Farm
Travis was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Looking at agriculture as a tradition, he is a six-generation farmer who is involved in the family farm operation. Travis is involved in many agriculture activities, and he plans to sell crop insurance after high school.

Levi Sleezer, Aurelia, IA
Senior RB & LB | Church Volunteer | Family Farm
Sleezer was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. When not playing football, he also participates in wrestling, track, and baseball. Sleezer is also involved with his local church and with his communities local American Legion post.

Alec Staudt, Rockford, IA
Senior QB | Junior Ambassadors | Family Farm
Staudt was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. The thing he loves most about football is being with friends, and accomplishing goals with his teammates. After graduating, Staudt plans on becoming a nurse practitioner and assisting with the family farm.

Conner Becker, Maquoketa, IA
Senior RB, LB, Kicker | FFA | Family Farm
Becker was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He says that agriculture has been a significant part of his upbringing and will continue to play an important role. Becker plans to attend Iowa State University, and ultimately become a veterinarian.

Trevor McMartin, Grundy Center, IA
Senior LG & DT | Friends First | Family Farm
McMartin was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in other sports, FFA, and Friends First youth group. After graduating high school, McMartin plans to attend a two-year school and continue to operate his recently started Pheasant farm.

Josh Darbyshire, Morning Sun, IA
Senior RB & LB | IJBBA | Family Farm
Darbyshire was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. He is involved in 4-H, FFA, and the Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association. Darbyshire plans to attend college after graduation, and will continue to work on his fourth-generation family farm.

Tyler Rossmanith, Barnum, IA
Junior FB & LB | Church Volunteer | Family Farm
Rossmanith was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves about football is the community it creates, and having the community watch a game on Friday nights. Rossmanith would like to attend a college near Iowa, and receive a medical or law degree.

Kaden Bolton, Creston, IA
Senior LB & FB | Food Pantry Volunteer | Family Farm
Bolton was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Volunteering at his local food pantry and doing yard work for his elderly neighbors, Bolton is heavily involved in his community. Bolton would like to pursue a career in construction or law enforcement.

Ben Lueck, Dyersville, IA
Junior LB | 4-H | Family Farm
Lueck was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. Outside of football, he is involved in track, student government, FFA, school musicals, campus ministry, and youth football camps. After graduating high school, Lueck plans to attend college and receive a degree in agriculture.

Bryor Lindner, Keokuk, IA
Sophomore QB | Community Volunteer | Family Farm
Lindner was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. What he loves most about playing football is being part of a team and the excitement of scoring a touchdown. Lindner says that he looks up to his father, a farmer, and the dedication and passion he has for agriculture.

Nick Heffron, Melrose, IA
Senior LB & WR | Youth Mentor | Family Farm
Heffron was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. To Heffron, agriculture is the most important and rewarding occupation. His family currently produces corn, soybeans, hay and cattle, and after graduating high school, he plans to attend ISU to major in agricultural business.

Cole Thilges, West Bend, IA
Senior QB | FFA | Family Farm
Thilges was selected as a Beck’s Player with Heart for his efforts on and off the field. For Thilges, agriculture has helped shape who he is today. In the off-season, he is involved in other sports, choir, and the National Honors Society. Next year, Thilges will attend Iowa State to pursue an agriculture degree.

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